Hugh Jackman opened up about his hilarious rivalry with Ryan Reynolds. It initially sprung from his friendship with the Green Lantern star’s ex-wife Scarlett Johansson.
In one interview he made, Jackman said that while he could not remember the exact reason why the feud began, twhe added it had something to do with Ryan’s ex-wife – he and Scarlett were married from 2008 until 2011.
Ryan then went on to marry the actress Blake Lively in 2012. The pair is now parents to three daughters.
‘It’s gone back so long now… God, this is a classic sign where your feud has gone too long, where you don’t even know why or how it started!’ Jackman joked.
‘I met him back on Wolverine, and I used to ream him because I was very close friends with Scarlett.
‘Scarlett had just married Ryan, so when he came on set, I was like, “Hey, you better be on your best behavior here, pal, because I’m watching,” and it started that way.’
Over the two have regularly played jokes on each other, such as teasing in television interviews and scathing social media tweets.
In 2018, Hugh was joined by Ryan’s pal Jake Gyllenhaal to trick the actor into thinking he was invited to the Christmas jumper party. Unfortunately for him, who came dressed in a green and red knit with a gold bow, the others were dressed in casual attire.